Defense

Porker of the Month: September 2001

In light of recent events in New York and Washington, Citizens Against Government Waste has decided not to name a Porker of the Month for September 2001.  We fully support the president and Congress's decision to expend a portion of the Social Security surplus — at least $20 billion of the $157 billion available this year — on supplemental payments for emergency efforts and enhanced military and intelligence capabilities.  Human lives and national security are the paramount concerns of our more than one million members and supporters.

That being said, we have four concerns.

Pentagon Employees Given a License to Shop with Taxpayer Money

For Immediate Release Contact: Sean Rushton or Melissa Naudin
July 30, 2001 (202) 467-5300

 

 

CCAGW ENDORSES FURTHER MILITARY BASE CLOSURES

For Immediate Release Contact:  Sean Rushton or Melissa Naudin
March 2, 2001 (202) 467-5300

 

2001: A PORK ODYSSEY

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February 16, 2001 (202) 467-5300

 

CAGW TO RELEASE PIG BOOK MARCH 14 

CCAGW APPLAUDS GREENSPAN’S SUPPORT FOR LOWER TAXES

For Immediate Release Contact:  Sean Rushton or Melissa Naudin
January 25, 2001 (202) 467-5300

 

January 2002 Porker of the Month

Sens. Joe Biden (D-Del.) and Ernest “Fritz” Hollings (D-S.C.) must have been hoping for a belated Christmas gift or may have had one too many glasses of eggnog when they slipped an amendment into the defense spending bill barring Amtrak from spending money on a liquidation plan.  After all, former Amtrak public affairs official Joseph Vranich has accused the taxpayer-subsidized railroad of “adding pork-barrel trains to the districts of politically-connected officials.” 

The Beltway Special Interests

After 9/11, President Bush and Congress moved rapidly to dip into the Social Security surplus for $40 billion in emergency spending to cover rescue and cleanup costs and bolstered defense.  Since then, to its credit, the administration has repeatedly pointed out that $40 billion is a huge sum and will take months to spend, therefore obviating the need for more immediate emergency spending.  “We need to resist pressure to unwisely expand government.  [Government] should do a few things and do them well,” Bush explained.  Likewise, Office of Management and Budget Director Mitch Daniels cautio

CAGW NAMES 106TH CONGRESS PORKER OF THE MONTH

For Immediate Release Contact: Sean Rushton or Melissa Naudin
December 14, 2000 (202) 467-5300

 

CCAGW JOINS TAX REFORM ALLIANCE

For Immediate Release Contact:  Sean Rushton or Melissa Naudin
December 7, 2000 (202) 467-5300

 

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